HFT Anyone know why the paint stays in the middle?

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  1. simmmo

    simmmo New Member

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    If you look at the single pellet strikes there is a dot of paint in the centre of them. Anyone know why or theorise why it doesnt get knocked off?

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  2. Monty

    Monty Senior Moment

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    You're shooting the pellets backwards. :D
     
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  3. tillygti6

    tillygti6 Tilly's gun stocks

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    Right I actually have a theory on this... no seriously

    The bit directly Infront the pellet head gets squashed hard against the plate.the outer ring gets ripped off by the pellet distorting ... the very centre of the pellet head doesn't really deform
    Just the rear of it catches up with the front.

    :D:D:D:D
     
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  4. dave croucher

    dave croucher FT, the sport where simple becomes complicated

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    Getting comfy , ready for some nice diagrams.

    I think its richochet reset myself
     
  5. skydog

    skydog Talent Is Overrated

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    I seem to recall one of our number from the colony across the pond postulated on this very subject, but I'm buggered if I can find the thread!
     
  6. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    Is it because they are HFT shooters? I've heard they have trouble getting it in the middle... hence the need for a 1 :D
     
  7. Ash Bailey

    Ash Bailey Grumpy old sod!

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    Simples, Andy....

    You're shooting hollow-points, innit! o_O
     
  8. what barn door

    what barn door Now them tin chickens are going to get it....

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    Ooooh I often wondered what happened if you could it the yellow bit :D
     
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  9. Ratinator

    Ratinator member of the 39 club , twice

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    It’s at the epicentre of a major impact , where can it go ?
     
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    SpeckleD Active Member

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    I imagine it would have something to do with the force of the pellet compressing the paint at the point of impact by the very tip of the pelletas it deforms when striking the plate? Might be complete bullshit but that’s my 2 cents
     
  11. biwain

    biwain Tree bark and paint chipper Champion

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    Pixies paint em' in so yah can see where yah missin'.

    Notice they don't do it to the black bit?
     
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    They do. Look at the bottom one :)
     
  13. Nomads HFT

    Nomads HFT Well-Known Member

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    As the pellet flattens against the plate, the very centre stays still and compresses the paint, but the rest spreads outward, taking the paint with it.
     
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  14. simmmo

    simmmo New Member

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    If you look at some strikes where the paint is missing, the centre where the paint is on most, there is a small crater. I am thinking the paint gets pushed down into this crater and is trapped. We were looking at pellet fragments in the catch trays on the plink yesterday and saw raised centres on the deformed pellet heads that match these craters. Didn't understand why the fragments had these points but maybe the initial impact penetrates the metal face plate for a fraction of a mm before the rest of the pellet melts around it. A guess.
     
  15. crossword

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    The middle of the strike in the black bit is not black . Where did the black paint go to & where did the light colour come from ?
     
  16. Nomads HFT

    Nomads HFT Well-Known Member

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    Pellets knock the paddle sharply backwards, so the pellet slides across the paddle face as it flattens against it, taking the paint with it? The light colour is a small deposit of lead from the pellet?

    Sounds plausible.
     
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  17. RobF

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    Aliens.
     
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  18. dusty57

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    I thought the spot was specially left there for ft shooters to focus on :p:D:confused:
     
  19. Darron

    Darron Dwarf Slayer

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    Ok, is it just me or has anybody ever seen a flash of light (heat) when the pellet strikes the kill.?
     
  20. Nomads HFT

    Nomads HFT Well-Known Member

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    Yes. The pellet striking a spark off a tin chicken is very visible in low light.
     
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